As if we couldn’t love Michelle Obama or Yara Shahidi enough, we heard this news.
During a recent interview with W Magazine, the 17-year-old Black-ish actress shared that while acting is her first love, she plans to attend college. As a high school senior, she’s applied to four colleges including Harvard and got the letter of recommendation of her dreams.
So, if you see where we’re going with this, the former First Lady penned her letter of recommendation and gave her a go get ’em, tiger” back-rub before Shahidi took her AP exams. Goals, right?
“She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” Shahidi said. Similar to Malia Obama, Yara plans on taking a gap years as well before beginning her college career.
“I know when Malia Obama announced [she was deferring], she got a lot of slack, but I feel like what’s interesting is I know so many people that are deferring. It’s more than to just roam around or just sit down and stare at a wall, but it will also give me an opportunity to work,” she told People last October. “I’ve been working more than half of my life and that’s always been balanced with school and all of the other responsibilities, so to have a year to focus on work and to focus on specified interests will be nice before I pick a career and choose what I want to study and my life path.”
Yara’s college applications are now in, and she plans to double-major in African American studies and sociology. Well go ahead and slay, Ms. Shahidi!